Di Maria scored twice as Paris St Germain edge closer to Ligue 1 title

PSG 3-1 Marseille

Angel Di Maria scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain move closer to lifting Ligue 1 with 20 points clear on top of the league and 10 games remaining.  

Di Maria scored twice in addition to the opening goal scored by Kylian Mbappe to restore PSG’s advantage which was erased due to Valere Germain‘s equalizing goal for Marseille.

Other highlights of the match include; a red card to Marseille goalkeeper Steven Mandanda in the 62nd minute and a penalty kick which was wasted by Mbappe in the injury time.

Marseille equalized just after the break with their first attack when Lucas Ocampos outwitted Marquinhos before passing to Germain who to beat goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

But the hosts successfully restored the lead in the 55th minute when Di Maria fired from a narrow angle to get the ball into the far post.

Marseille’s woes were compounded in the 62nd minute when the goalkeeper Mandanda handled the ball outside the box in an attempt to stop Di Maria’s shot

The referee showed him a straight red and Mario Balotelli was sacrificed as Marseille ended with 10 players. 

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